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Do it for the ‘gram

Lost in Translation

There comes a point in every international student’s freshman semester when they have to make an overwhelmingly difficult decision — to post or not to post? After the initial radio silence on social media as you focus on fitting in, figuring out an academic schedule and life without your parents,
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Finding the sacred at Cal

On the Mark

As the bells echoed from the ancient tower, a timed procession descended the hill toward the ocean, past the garlanded ox skulls and over the meandering brook. Just another day at UC Berkeley. Well, Sather Tower might not be all that ancient, though to a 20-year-old it probably feels that
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Femme is God

Sex on Tuesday

I swear she was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen in my whole fucking life. I was studying on the roof of Casa Zimbabwe, feeling heat on my brain, all the words in my textbook jumbling together and becoming a meaningless string of nothing. I could feel my
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Students must advocate for farmworkers’ equal rights

Agricultural industry representatives acknowledge the fragility of a food system that depends on migratory labor and undocumented farmers who work under temporary or unsafe circumstances and are in need of a more sustainable solution. United States policies systematically exclude agricultural workers from labor protections, pose a significant barrier for political advocacy and ultimately lock them in a vicious cycle of economic, political and social vulnerability.
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An ode to the Jewish mom

Jew-ish

The Jewish mom is a fascinating creature. Often found in the kitchen, she can make any room her territory. The preferred source of sustenance is her children’s smiles. Be careful when approaching this specimen — you may find yourself the victim of forced feeding and excessive hugging. The Israeli mom,
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The dark side of screens

Mommy Issues

My son has been watching children’s shows since he was a year old. Of course, during the first couple of months of parenting, I swore that I wouldn’t be the parent who let her child watch television at such a young age. During pregnancy, when I saw many parents shamelessly
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The Lord ain’t my shepherd

Cal in Color

When I would ask about my absent dad, my mom would tell not me to worry, reminding me of my Heavenly Father watching over me from up above. I love you, Mom, but that’s crazy talk. I don’t want white Christ watching over me as much as I don’t want
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Investing in myself

Laid Bear

I sat in my room late at night Wednesday, staring at the glowing top of the Campanile. I had missed dinner, my hair was oily and my hands ached after hours of continuous typing on my laptop. The last time I felt so miserable was during college application season exactly
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